NEWS RELEASE: Leone's "Nobody" Films 1st time mastered in HD for DVD release with 240 Minutes Extras

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Torsten Kaiser \(TLEFilms\), Jun 5, 2005.

  1. TLEFilms HE, Europe
    PRESS RELEASE

    SERGIO LEONE'S "MY NAME IS NOBODY" & "NOBODY IS THE GREATEST AKA THE
    GENIUS", mastered for the first time from the pristine 35mm internegative
    minted off the camera negative and also for the first time in HD, available
    with 240 Minutes of exclusive Extras from August 15, 2005



    Berlin, Germany June 5, 2005. Coming August 15, 2005, TLEFilms and
    Paramount Home Entertainment Germany GmbH will present in Europe the release
    of MY NAME IS NOBODY & NOBODY IS THE GREATEST (aka THE GENIUS or A GENIUS,
    TWO PARTNERS AND A DUPE) - a project that - for the first time ever - will
    make use of the best available 35mm elements that were transferred on a
    Spirit Datacine in High Definition (HD-D5 @237 Mbps, 10bit, 4:2:2 with a
    compression rate of just 4.4 :1).

    The release, issued both as a 4-disc Boxed set containing the two films and
    as individual 2-Disc sets features several, exclusive documentaries on
    legendary Italian director Sergio Leone, the actors Henry Fonda and Terence
    Hill as well as the making of the films, plus a detailed look at the
    differences between the old presentations and the new master with
    comparisons. The release will contain both English and German tracks on the
    films and German and English optional subtitles, including on the extras.

    You can find more information at www.TLE-Films.com under the sections
    Projects, DVD Productions, and Documentaries. Here you will also find
    screenshots (note: these are copyrighted under international law. (c)
    Paramount Home Entertainment, Germany GmbH. Caption is MANDATORY. Thank
    you.



    The Details :

    One of the highlights of the productions so far in 2005 was clearly the work
    on Sergio Leone's "MY NAME IS NOBODY".
    Originally made in 1972 (released in 1973) the film was mostly broadcast and
    issued on Home Video formats in a dismal state (the only exception perhaps
    being the 1996 U.S. Laserdisc).

    At the end of 2004, Paramount Home Entertainment (Germany) GmbH initially
    asked TLEFilms for help locating extras material; and it was quickly decided
    that new, exclusive extras would have to be made. But when Paramount opted
    for the best possible elements for transfer in High Definition (the transfer
    was made at Technicolor in Rome, Italy) TLEFilms was also entrusted to
    provide the highest standards for the mastering process in order to achieve
    the best result on DVD - including quality control of the various video and
    audio elements and supervision of all mastering and encoding & authoring
    processes, including restorations.

    The new, TLEFilms approved master on DVD is by far the best ever. It
    outshines all its "rivals" on the market - also with regard to content.

    Here are the details of the 2-Disc Set:
    (note: all segments, including the documentaries, are provided with English
    subtitles, the film itself contains the English as well as the German
    language tracks)

    ? Exclusive, first-time-ever transfer in High Definition 24psf 1080 from a
    pristine 35mm Technicolor® Negative, duplicated directly off the original
    camera negative
    ? Completely restored version (112 Minutes @ 25f/s PAL) including complete
    end credits and missing sequences
    ? Meticulously restored German language track and, for the first time, the
    complete English track
    ? Highest possible bitrate encoding with maximum use of the possible
    capacity on a DVD-9 (Dual Layered Disc)

    DISC 2:
    180 Minutes Of Extras, including

    2 exclusive, new documentaries:
    ? "Nobody Is Perfect" (75 Minutes)
    ? "Nobody: Dusted" (35 Minutes)
    plus:
    ? "Wanted: Nobody" Extensive Gallery with collectables such as Posters,
    Lobbycards & more from around the world - presented with the music of Ennio
    Morricone
    ? "Nobody In The News" - extensive stills gallery with the entire press
    books from Germany and the United States (1974)
    ? "Nobody On 8mm" rare 8mm Promo reel and excerpt from an 8mm German version
    ? Theatrical Trailer
    ? "Dollar" DVD Promotional Trailer

    "MY NAME IS NOBODY" will be available in stores everywhere in Germany and
    the German-speaking countries and online retailers such as Amazon.de from
    August 15, 2005 - and will be released together with "NOBODY IST DER
    GRÖSSTE" (The Genius) also in a 4-Disc Boxed Set. Each film will also be
    available separately.





    Together with Leone's "MY NAME IS NOBODY", TLEFilms also produced the extras
    and supervised the mastering of audio and video elements (the transfer was
    made at Technicolor in Rome, Italy), including extensive restaurations, for
    "NOBODY IST DER GRÖSSTE" (known in the U.K. and Australia as "THE GENIUS").
    Further color corrections to the final master were made by Paramount Home
    Entertainment.

    The film, made in 1975 by Leone, was handicapped greatly by the mysterious
    theft of the original camera negative elements that resulted in the
    remaining elements being reformatted, re-cut and hastily presented in front
    of an unforgiving audience at the time.

    Because of the missing original elements, the alternative film sequences
    used are of fine over mediocre to very poor state, leaving us with a great
    challenge to balance the very uneven sequences with regard to color
    definition and depth.

    As with "MY NAME IS NOBODY", Paramount Home Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
    asked TLEFilms also to produce extras material.

    Here are the details of the 2-Disc Set:
    (note: all segments, including the documentaries, are provided with English
    subtitles, the film itself contains the English as well as the German
    language tracks)

    ? New digital transfer from the best surviving 35mm film elements
    ? Completely restored version (119 Minutes @ 25f/s PAL) including complete
    end credits and several missing sequences
    ? Meticulously restored German language track with added footage previously
    cut and the completely restored English track
    ? Highest possible bitrate encoding with maximum use of the possible
    capacity on a DVD-9 (Dual Layered Disc)

    DISC 2:
    60 Minutes Of Extras, including

    exclusive, new documentary:
    ? "Nobody Does It Half As Good As You" (30 Minutes)
    plus:
    ? "Wanted: Nobody Ist Der Grösste" Extensive Gallery with collectables such
    as Posters, Lobbycards & more from around the world - presented with the
    music of Ennio Morricone
    ? "Nobody In The News" - extensive stills gallery with the entire press book
    from Germany (1975)
    ? "Nobody On 8mm" rare 8mm excerpt from the German version
    ? "Dollar" DVD Promotional Trailer

    For more on the documentary, click here for "Nobody IS Half As Good As You"
    (30 Minutes).

    "NOBODY IST DER GRÖSSTE" (The Genius) will be available in stores everywhere
    in Germany and the German-speaking countries and online retailers such as
    Amazon.de from August 15, 2005 - and will be released together with "MY NAME
    IS NOBODY" also in a 4-Disc Boxed Set. Each film will also be available
    separately.

    Regards,

    Torsten Kaiser
    Senior Manager - Executive In Charge Of Production
    TLEFILMS
    Productions for Broadcast & DVD in Standard & High Definition -
    Restorations - Documentaries - Review Publications
    www.TLE-Films.com ------ Publications at THE LASER EXAMINER: www.DVDScan.com
    ______________________________________
    TLE. Making Quality - A Sure ThingT.
     
    Torsten Kaiser \(TLEFilms\), Jun 5, 2005
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